26 April 2016
Volume: 4
Issue: 20
Dr Lindy Thompson in the field.

Post-doctoral Vulture Research Featured at Conference in Kruger National Park

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A post-doctoral researcher in UKZN’s School of Life Sciences, Dr Lindy Thompson, recently presented research on the hooded vulture at BirdLife SA’s Learn About Birds Flock Conference in Skukuza, Kruger National Park. 

Ms Angel Phindile Ndimande and Mr Thobekani Buthelezi.

UKZN Scoops Varsity Shield Awards

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It is with the greatest of pleasure that we inform the University community that our third year Law student, Ms Angel Phindile Ndimande, won the 2016 Miss Varsity Shield Competition which was held in Johannesburg on Monday, 18 April 2016.

Architecture student Mr Phillip Warren.

UKZN Student in Top 10 in Prestige Architecture Competition

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Architecture student Mr Phillip Warren was one of 10 finalists in the prestigious PG Bison 1.618 Competition started more than 20 years ago to recognise future interior and industrial designers, architects and key decision makers in the South African construction industry.

UKZN staff, event organisers, and family of the late Eudy Simelane at the Inaugural Lecture.

Ujamaa Centre Hosts Inaugural Eudy Simelane Lecture

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The Ujamaa Centre, housed within UKZN’s College of Humanities, recently partnered with The Other Foundation, the Pietermaritzburg Gay & Lesbian Network, and the KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council to host the inaugural Eudy Simelane Lecture at the Colin Webb Hall in Pietermaritzburg.

From left: Head of Psychiatry at UKZN, Professor JK Burns; Professor Perminder Sachdev; Dr Jagdeep Sachdev, and the Clinical Head of Psychiatry at the King Dinuzulu Hospital Complex, Dr Suvira Ramlall.

Dementia the Subject of Public Debate at UKZN

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Executive member of the International Society for Vascular Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders, Professor Perminder Sachdev of Australia, delivered a public lecture at UKZN on: “Can Dementia be Prevented? Examining the Evidence”.

Dr Andrew Okem.

Study on Relationship Between Co-Operatives and Privately Owned Businesses in uMgungundlovu

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A UKZN researcher recently presented his work investigating the networking activities or the lack of them between co-operatives and privately owned businesses in the uMgungundlovu District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal.

Professor Frances Lund.

UKZN Academic Addresses Conference on Social Protection for Informal Workers

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Professor Frances Lund of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies addressed the topic of extending social protection to informal workers when she spoke at the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Labour Congress and Labour Conference in Cape Town.

Ms Celeste Johns with her parents, Snowy and Malcolm Martin.

UKZN Librarian Celebrates Postgrad Success

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When UKZN Librarian Ms Celeste Johns’ twin sister fell ill while she was studying, the challenge intensified and there were days when she felt like giving up… but she persevered and was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Studies.

Learners and educators at an information session held on the KZN South Coast by UKZN.

Scores of Top Learners from Rural Schools Hear about what UKZN Offers

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A representative from the Schools’ Liaison Unit of UKZN’s Corporate Relations Division, Mr Vijay Ramballie, visited the KZN South Coast where he addressed scores of pupils from 34 rural schools about what the University has to offer.

From left: Dr Nokuzola Mndende, Dr Dayana Ndima, Ms Willene Holness and Professor Nomthandazo Ntlama.

The Indirect Discrimination of Customary Law in Judicial Reasoning

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The School of Law hosted the first inaugural seminar on the judicial application of customary law recently.

USolwazi Sivakumar Venkataraman nabafundi beziqu ze-Onazi (kusukela kwesobunxele) uMnu Bernard Mmame noMnu Simon P Mulokoshi, umfundi weziqu ze-Mastazi uMnu Adila Tire, noMabhalane Ongumdidiyeli Wohlelo lwe-NASSP, uMnu Shadrack Sehoto.

Uhlelo LwezeSayensi Yomkhathi neFiziksi Yezinkanyezi Lwethulwe e-UKZN

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Uhlelo lwezesayensi yomkhathi nefiziksi yezinkanyezi (NASSP), okuwuhlelo oluhlanganise abafundi abaneziqu bezikhungo ezihlukene lapho beqeqeshwa kwezezinkanyezi, ifiziksi yezinkanyezi nesayensi yomkhathi lwethulwe eSikoleni seKhemistri neFiziksi.

Ms Tatum Cox.

Master’s Music Student Gives Recital at UKZN

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Master’s Music student Ms Tatum Cox, recently performed at UKZN’s Opera Studio and Choral Academy’s (OSCA) Jubilee Hall giving a 70-minute recorder recital consisting of works mainly from the Baroque period.

Ms Praba Naidoo, Principal Librarian at the Medical School and Edgewood campuses.

Medical School Librarian off to United States and Canada

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Ms Praba Naidoo of UKZN’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine Library will visit the United States and Canada thanks to a 2016 Cunningham Memorial International Fellowship for Health Sciences Librarians.

Dr Langa Khumalo.

UKZN Linguistics Specialist Scoops First Prize at International Conference

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A paper co-authored by the Director of UKZN’s Language Planning and Development Office, Dr Langa Khumalo, and the University of Cape Town’s Ms Joan Byamugisha and Dr Maria Keet, won an award at the 17th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing 2016) in Konya, Turkey.

HIV and AIDS staff members (Health Promoter and Counsellors), Peer Educators (LGBTI Forum) and College student support staff members (Colleges of Humanities and Health Science).

Achievements of Two-Year LGBTI Sensitisation Project Assessed at Conference

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UKZN’s HIV and AIDS Programme hosted a Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Project Legacy Event at K-RITH on the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine campus in Durban.

Professor Shanta Balgobind Singh with Criminology and Forensic Studies students.

Bursaries worth R2 Millon for Criminology and Forensic Studies Students

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A Learnership Programme with the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has been finalised through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) initiated by Professor Shanta Balgobind Singh in the School of Applied Human Sciences.

UKZN Press authors scoop awards.

UKZN Press Authors Honoured with Awards

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UKZN Press is proud to announce that two of its titles scooped honours at the inaugural National Institute of the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) book awards.


The UKZN Griot. Of Web of Science and Satirical Columns

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It’s official. “The Griot” is now honourably mentioned in Thompson Reuter’s Web of Science.